Roy Swetman

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Roy Swetman
Personal information
Full name Roy Swetman
Born (1933-10-25) 25 October 1933 (age 81)
Westminster, London, England
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 11 286
Runs scored 254 6,495
Batting average 16.93 19.21
100s/50s –/1 2/22
Top score 65 115
Balls bowled 90
Wickets 1
Bowling average 69.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/10
Catches/stumpings 24/2 530/66
Source: [1]

Roy Swetman (born 25 October 1933, Westminster, London)[1] is an English former cricketer, who played in eleven Tests as a wicket-keeper from 1959 to 1960.

Life and career[edit]

Commencing his career with Surrey, for whom he was understudy to Arthur McIntyre, Swetman soon came to notice as a deft performer, even though his appearances were limited. He went to Pakistan with the MCC 'A' team in 1955-56, when playing mostly for the second eleven. Surprisingly retiring in 1961, after having replaced McIntyre, he returned in 1966 to play for Nottinghamshire.[1] Again leaving rather abruptly, this time in 1967, he emerged as a replacement for Barry Meyer at Gloucestershire in 1972, but left when replaced by Andy Stovold in 1974.[1]

A useful batsman, Swetman failed to consolidate his place in the England team, when being given first bite at replacing Godfrey Evans.[1] Losing his place at the end of the 1959-60 West Indian tour to Jim Parks, he also fell behind John Murray in the Test selector's eyes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bateman, Colin (1993). If The Cap Fits. Tony Williams Publications. p. 163. ISBN 1-869833-21-X.